Overview

Applicants
36,243
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average HS GPA
3.45

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — December 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
26:1
Total Faculty
1,858
with Terminal Degree

949
Women
909
Men
221
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
10%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Food Science.

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African Studies.
  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Animal Physiology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
  • Molecular Biology.
  • Zoology/Animal Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Public Finance.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Radio and Television.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Education, General.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering/Industrial Management.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering.
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Engineering, Other.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Materials Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Child Development.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Chinese Language and Literature.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Japanese Language and Literature.
  • Linguistics.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • LIBRARY SCIENCE.

  • Library and Information Science.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Behavioral Sciences.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Human Computer Interaction.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Natural Sciences.
  • Nutrition Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Clinical Psychology.
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.
  • Psychology, Other.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology, Other.
  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Industrial and Product Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Amy Tan
Novelist

Jeff Garcia
NFL Quarterback

Jessica McClintock
Fashion Designer

Jenny Ming
President, Old Navy

Valerie Coleman-Morris
Former Anchor, CNN Financial News

Mike Honda
Congressman

Luis Valdez
playwright, director, actor

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
10%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 26
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,402

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,567

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,380

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
44%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$18,925

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,287

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,742
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,622
Required Fees
$2,054
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,002

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,587

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,535
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
27,327
Foreign Countries Represented
93

Demographics

35.94%
Asian
3.29%
African-American
28.38%
Hispanic
15.03%
Caucasian
3.93%
Unknown
8.10%
International

49% female
51% male
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
14%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
57%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Cinday Marota

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
450
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
19
Number of Religious Organizations
20

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Spartans)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Spartans)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Santa Clara University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

94/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
15%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
dell.com

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Drew Agbay
Assistant Director

Address
Student Outreach & Recruitment
One Washington Square
San Jose, Ca 95192-0014

Phone
408-924-2564

Email
outreach@sjsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Student Union
Event Center
Tower Hall
Student Health Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Tech Museum of Innovation
HP Pavillion
Westfield Shopping Town - Valley Fair
Paramount's Great America theme park
San Jose Museum of Art
Improv of San Jose, Rosecrutian Egyptian Museum, Mexican Heritage Plaza

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Thurs; Fridays
9a - 4pm; 10am - 4pm
408-924-2564

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport: Mineta International Transportation: VTA Public Transportation (buses, lightrail), CalTrain


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